Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Technique Tuesday with Embossed Frame Technique

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!
By Judy Cantrell

Embossed Frame Technique


Card stock

Embossing Folder

Sizzix Scallop Oval Frame

Die Cutting Machine

Paper Trimmer

Rubber Stamps

Distress Inks

Blue tape

Cardboard or chipboard from
Cereal and snack boxes
This idea came about when I wanted

an embossed design to frame a stamped image.  

This is one

of those techniques you can use what you have on hand.

The two pieces top left: chipboard from snack boxes, top right embossed card front. [see close-up below] Bottom left one cutting pad, die and embossing folder. Bottom right is my chipboard die cut with blue tape.
1.        Use paper trimmer to cut a piece of white card stock 4” x 5 1/4.” Set aside.
2.        Die cut 3 frames with thin chipboard. Stack and glue them together. Place something heavy on the die cut frame and set aside to dry. When dry mine were  1/16” thick.
3.        Place your white card stock inside an embossing folder.
4.        Go near a window or door with the embossing folders, chipboard frame and two pieces of tape.
5.        Hold the embossing folder with the card stock inside up to the light with the die-cut frame on back side of the embossing folder.
6.        You are doing this to center the frame stack in the center of white card stock. Tape the frame to the back of the embossing folder
7.         Place solo platform down if using your Vagabond, one or two pieces of chipboard, the die-cut chipboard frame taped to embossing folder, then one cutting pad.

Note: use only one cutting pad with this technique.

If using your Cuttlebug do a sandwich in this order:

 A plate, one or two pieces of chipboard, die cut frame taped to embossing folder with card stock inside and B cutting plate.

8.        Run this through your die cutting machine.

9.        You should have a border around the paper with a blank inside perfect for a stamped image.

10.   Stamp an image in center of card stock, embellish and then adhere to finished card.

This is the card I finished on Labor Day 2011 using this technique.

Let’s see what you can do with these instructions.
I would love to hear from you if you enjoy seeing these techniques.

See you next week for another Technique Tuesday!

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